Our Vision, Mission, Goals, and Values

Dr. Ramana

Dr. Vempadapu Venkata Ramana, founder of ARDAR and of Kidpower India, speaking on the World Day of Prevention of Child Abuse

Vision

To work together to create cultures of caring, respect, and safety for everyone, everywhere.

Mission

To teach people of all ages and abilities how to use their power to stay safe, act wisely, and believe in themselves.

Goals

  • To develop and offer a wide range of high quality, upbeat, and effective personal safety, self-protection, and confidence-building programs – locally and around the world.
  • To create an international community of leaders who are dedicated to establishing a long-lasting organization that can sustain this work.
  • To provide extensive resources in teaching child protection education and personal safety skills for all ages and abilities.

Values

At Kidpower, we do our best to be:

  • Honest. Kidpower is committed to creating an honest community where people can and will speak up about even the most difficult issues. We have a deep commitment to ethical practices in all we do.
  • Evolving. We are always looking for ways to improve and are open to new ideas.
  • Fair. We develop clear win-win agreements and uphold high standards.  We are committed to applying them equally and fairly to people at all levels of involvement with our organization.
  • Supportive. We encourage people to take good care of their well-being and to make their health and their loved ones their top priorities.
  • Productive. We will be effective and efficient in how we use our own time and the time of others.
  • Safe. We are committed to ensuring the physical and emotional safety of everyone involved with Kidpower.
  • Collaborative. We will work as a team with each other, with our supporters, and with our students to bring the best services possible to the most people possible.
  • Pro-Active. We don’t sit back and wait for someone else to do what needs to be done – we anticipate new challenges and address problems quickly.
  • Courageous. Kidpower stands up for its beliefs. We don’t let fear, embarrassment, or discomfort prevent us from working towards our goals and upholding our values.
  • Joyful. We will act enthusiastic, hopeful, and positive in all our communications with others, even when we need to set boundaries or refuse someone’s request.
  • Appreciative. We honor everyone’s contributions and acknowledge people for what they do.
  • Inclusive. We welcome people of any age, culture, religion, race, gender, political belief, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity, marital status, any kind of disability, or level of income who share our commitment to integrity and safety for everyone and who can join us in upholding our values.

See also: Kidpower’s Ten Best Practices for Team Members

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